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Dir, Electrical/Controls Engineering, Portland, OR #109371

Date: Nov 30, 2022

Location: PORTLAND, OR, US, 97232

Company: PacifiCorp


PacifiCorp is seeking customer-centric candidates to grow and sustain our commitment to a culture of customer service excellence, environmental sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion.

General Purpose

Manage a geographic territory, region, location or cross-functional unit, which has a major impact on corporate, business unit, or organizational objectives.  Establish strategic business objectives, strategies, and plans in support of Company strategic goals.  Manage and allocate financial and employee resources.  Responsible for selecting, coaching, and developing employees and management of employee salaries. Implements and supports Company programs and policies.  Typically supervises Manager-level employees.


•    Direct projects that support hydroelectric and solar operations. Oversee electrical, controls, and network engineering for renewable resource projects.  
•    Direct electrical, controls, and network engineering studies and projects in support of business development opportunities for hydroelectric, and solar projects.
•    Manage projects to support development projects, including facility capability assessments and management of large generator interconnection agreement application processes.
•    Responsible for appropriation request approvals (blankets, budgeted, and unbudgeted).
•    Direct projects and operations for wind or hydro electrical, controls, and network engineering.
•    Apply engineering and environmental principles to support the Company's operations, including facilities technical studies, planning, and implementing capital projects.
•    Assist with development and implementation of annual asset investment plan including capital and maintenance expenditure options and serviceability reviews.
•    Prepare expert testimony for legislative hearings, regulatory proceedings and court proceedings.
•    Lead data responses and correspondence with PUCs on Asset Management issues.
•    Ensure assets are supported with internal and external technical resources, and manage issues associated with operations, asset performance and environmental compliance.
•    Responsible for daily communication of expectations, coaching employees, providing ongoing feedback, and working collaboratively with other departments. Select employees, review and evaluate employee performance, and prepare annual reviews.
•    Ensure that the best technical processes and electrical, controls, and network engineering practices are applied across Renewable Resources.  


•    Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or other applicable field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
•    A minimum of ten years’ experience in plant operations, maintenance, engineering, and project management or a related field. 
•    A minimum of five years’ experience in people management. 
•    Management skills including the ability to establish objectives, execute policy, monitor resources, and manage the development or implementation of a system, program, or process.
•    Superior communication and interpersonal skills to manage and motivate employees. 
•    Knowledge of Company's strategic plan, objectives for specific area, as well as Company policies, procedures, and practices.  
•    Strong knowledge of state and federal safety and environmental regulations (OSHA, Title V, etc.) and applicable codes such as NEC, ASME, ANSI, and NFPA.  
•    Knowledge and experience in the design, installation, operation and maintenance of electrical generation facilities.
•    Proficient with the use of personal computers including spreadsheet, database, word processing, presentation applications and SAP.  


  • Advanced Degree.
  • Supervisory experience or demonstrated leadership skills is highly desirable. 
  • Experience in budget preparation, analysis and cost tracking.  
  • Experience with precision maintenance, predictive maintenance, process centered organizations, project management, contract administration and work planning and scheduling.

Additional Information

Req Id: 109371 
Company Code: PacifiCorp  
Primary Location: PORTLAND     
Department: Pacific Power 
Schedule: Days
Personnel Subarea: Exempt
Hiring Range: $126,700-$149,000  
This position is eligible for an annual discretionary performance incentive bonus of up to 20.00% of salary.  


Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.


At PacifiCorp, we celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion. PacifiCorp is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status (except as required by law), gender (including gender identity and expression), sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran or military status, familial or parental status, marital status or any other category protected by applicable local, state or U.S. federal law.


All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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